Best Video Game Song Tournament, 1990-1995: Group 9

Group 6 and 7 Results:


Group 6 Champions:

17 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Chemical Plant Zone
16 Mega Man 4 Cossack Fortress 2
15 The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Tal Tal Heights
13 Shivers Planetarium
13 Star Fox Main Theme
13 Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium Behind the Circuit
13 Ristar Ice Scream
12 Knuckles Chaotix Door Into Summer

There was a tie for 8th, so I chose to award Door Into Summer the final champion spot. “Mega Man X – Launch Octopus” and “Mega Man 4 – Dust Man” have been sent to the wild card.

Group 7 Champions:

18 Super Mario World Overworld Theme
17 Chrono Trigger Frog’s Theme
17 Super Mario World Fortress
17 Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos Act II Part 2
15 Mega Man X Spark Mandrill
15 Chrono Trigger Battle with Magus
13 Final Fantasy VI Setzer’s Theme
13 Chrono Trigger World Revolution

Remember the Fallen1:

8 Lunar: The Silver Star (SEGA CD) Opening Song
8 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Death Egg Zone
8 Sonic and Knuckles Death Egg Zone
8 Myst Myst Theme
8 Trip World (Gameboy) World 2, Part I
8 Pilotwings (SNES) Light Plane
8 Gemfire (Genesis) Opening Intro
8 Shin Megami Tensei II (Super Famicom) Battle Theme
8 The 7th Saga (SNES) Lux Tizer
8 Golden Axe II (Genesis) Castle Gates
7 Chrono Trigger Festival of Stars
7 ALIEN³ (Genesis) Main Title Part 2
7 Gabriel Knight: SIns of the Fathers Gabriel Knight Main Theme
7 Mega Man 5 Get New Weapon
7 DeathKeep (3DO) Combat 05
7 Myst Mechanical Mystgate
7 Alisia Dragoon (Genesis) Opening Theme
7 Maniac Mansion Surf Face (Jeff’s Theme)
7 Lunar 2: Eternal Blue (SEGA CD) Eternal Blue Opening Credits
7 Maniac Mansion Better Ed Than Dead (Edison Theme)
7 Super Street Fighter II T-Hawk’s Theme
7 Monkey Island 2 LeChuck’s Revenge Ugly Bone Things
7 Mario Paint Data Robot
7 Mega Man X3 Toxic Seahorse
7 Maniac Mansion Dave’s Theme
7 Maniac Mansion Unused Track (Dr. Fred’s Theme)
7 Valis III (Genesis) Title
6 Toy Story (Genesis) Buzz Clip
6 SimCity 2000 Title Screen
5 Dark Seed (Amiga) BGM 08
4 Breath of Fire II The Destined Child
3 King Arthur’s World (SNES) Havoc
2 Sailor Moon: Another Story (Super Famicom) A Life Without Worry

There are currently a LOT of songs at 9 votes in the current wild card, far more than can actually go on. I’d imagine they eventually all get pushed out, but for now know that most 9 vote songs on here are already dead.

Wild Card Standings:

17 Star Fox Space Armada
16 Maniac Mansion Michael’s Theme
16 Crystalis World Map
16 Final Fantasy Adventure (Seiken Densetsu) Endless Battlefield
16 Sonic & Knuckles Doctor Robotnik
16 Streets of Rage 2 Never Return Alive (Rain)
15 Earthbound Happy-Happy is Blue
15 Ducktales Transylvania
15 Full Throttle Legacy (Opening Theme)
15 Journey to Silius Stage 2 (Underground Concourse)
15 Chrono Trigger Sealed Door
15 Star Fox Map Select
15 Final Fantasy VI Coin Song
15 Turican II: The Final Fight (Amiga) Main Theme
14 Mega Man 6 Blizzard Man
14 Chrono Trigger To Good Friends
14 Super Mario Kart Rainbow Road
14 Donkey Kong Country Ice Cave Chant
14 Mega Man 6 Mr. X’s Fortress
13 Phantasy Star IV Motavia Field
13 Final Fantasy V The Day Will Come
13 Earthbound Pollyanna
13 Mega Man 7 Shade Man (Alternate Theme) (Ghosts n Goblins Remix)
13 Mega Man 4 Wily Battle
13 Earthbound Your Name, Please
13 Sonic CD Stardust Speedway Present (JP)
13 Mega Man 6 Plant Man
13 Sonic CD Metallic Madness Present (JP)
13 Chrono Trigger Tyran Castle
12 Final Fantasy VI Mt. Koltz
12 Silver Surfer (NES) Device Complete
12 Kirby’s Adventure Vegetable Valley 2
12 Final Fantasy IV Kingdom Baron
12 Kirby’s Adventure Boss Battle
12 The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery (1995) “Music for Ludwig & Elisabeth (Eagle and Seagull)”
12 Final Fantasy IV Prologue
12 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge The Swamp
12 The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Sword Search
12 Final Fantasy VI Epitaph
12 Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist The Ballad of Freddy Pharkas (sung by Al Lowe)
12 Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen Go-Go March!
12 Super C (NES) Stage 1
12 Final Fantasy V Harvest
12 Chrono Trigger Ruined World
12 Darkwing Duck Floating Fortress Stage
12 Mega Man X Launch Octopus
12 Mega Man 4 Dust Man
12 Ys III: Wanderers From Ys Valestine Castle
12 Final Fantasy V Ahead on Our Way
12 Mega Man 3 Spark Man
11 Super Robot Wars 3 Main Theme Crossing Through Time
11 Ys III: Wanderers From Ys The Boy’s Got Wings
11 Lagrange Point Theme Of Isis
11 Final Fantasy IV Red Wings
11 Demon’s Crest (SNES) Memorial of the Fallen Ones
11 The Smurfs The Swamps
11 Castlevania Bloodlines The Sinking Old Sanctuary
11 Mega Man 7 Slash Man
11 Crusader of Centy (Genesis) Battle 1
11 Doom II Running From Evil
11 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Metropolis Zone
11 Castlevania Chronicles Moon Fight
11 Earthworm Jim (Special Edition) Buttville: The Descent
11 Final Fantasy VI The Prelude
11 Mega Man 3 Wily fortress 1
11 Star Fox Titania Boss
11 Yoshi’s Island Bowser
11 Mega Man X Chill Penguin
11 Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen White Storm
10 Panzer Dragoon (SEGA Saturn) Track 2
10 Super Robot Wars 3 Neo Granzon
10 Sonic CD Sonic Boom
10 Shining Force 2 Ready for War
10 System Shock (PC) Intro
10 Sailor Moon: Another Story (Super Famicom) Legendary Battle
10 Mega Man 6 Knight Man
10 Phantasy Star IV Terrible Sight
10 Demon’s Crest (SNES) Cursed Towers
10 Secret of Mana Whisper and Mantra
10 Shining In The Darkness Fateful Battle
10 Turrican II Desert Rocks
10 Mega Man 3 Password Theme
10 Phantasmagoria Consumite Furore (Main Theme)
10 Rock n’ Roll Racing (SNES) Paranoid
10 Sim City (SNES) Village Theme
10 Sonic CD Sonic You Can Do Anything (JP)
10 Star Control II Hyperspace (3DO version)
10 Ys I & II (PC Engine) Palace of Destruction
10 Illusion of Gaia Sky Garden
10 Lightening Force, aka Thunder Force IV Stage 1A
10 Mega Man X3 Volt Catfish
10 Axelay (SNES) Unkai
10 Mega Man 6 Yamato Man
10 Laser Lords (CD-I) Warp Music
10 Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge Chromatische Phantasie
10 Castlevania Bloodlines Calling From Heaven
10 Commander Keen in Goodbye Galaxy Eat Your Vegetables
10 Ys I & II (PC Engine) Palace
10 Final Fantasy V Home Sweet Home
10 Yoshi’s Island Ending Theme
10 Sonic CD Wacky Workbench Past (JP)
9 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Act 1 Boss
9 Mega Man X Sigma Stage 03
9 Command and Conquer Industrial
9 Romancing SaGa (Super Famicom 1992) Beat Them Up!
9 FX Fighter (June) Cyben 30 Theme
9 Crusader: No Remorse Rebel Base I
9 Final Fantasy IV Tower of Zot
9 Maniac Mansion Psychedelic Brie (Syd’s Theme)
9 Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness Human 4
9 Earthworm Jim Andy Asteroid
9 Metroid II: Return Of Samus End Credits
9 Chip n Dale’s Rescue Rangers Zone 0
9 Mega Man 6 Flame Man
9 Ys III: Wanderers From Ys Dark Beasts as Black as Night
9 Descent Level 2 (AWE32 version)
9 Metal Warriors (SNES) Vital Mission
9 Illusion of Gaia Signs of the Past
9 Sam & Max Hit the Road King of the Creatures
9 Space Quest V Intro (Roland SC-55)
9 Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers End Credits
9 Final Fantasy V To the North Mountain


Now we get to the eliminations. We have 616(!) songs in this tournament; they have been broken up into 19 groups of either 32 or 33. For the group stage, vote for as many songs as you like! The top 8 songs of each group will automatically advance to the knockout rounds. Additionally, the top 104 songs across all groups outside the top 8 will advance as “wild cards”. 2

We’ll be “feathering” groups; voting on group 9 will be active until Wednesday January 22nd at 10:00PM Pacific. Group 8 is still active until 10:00 pm tonight; vote here. Group 10 will start Wednesday and be active until Thursday, and so on. Please listen to every song! Don’t just vote name recognition.

You can listen to all songs in group 9 in this handy YouTube playlist!  (Don’t worry, songs will also be linked in the comments, where voting will take place)

You can work ahead if you like:

Again, voting for group 9 is open until Wednesday January 22nd at 10:00PM Pacific.